I signed up for a Christmas in July swap where we are only supposed to use the new Christmas sets. I signed up excitedly for two spots, thinking it would be easy. The trick is that it's a One Layer Card swap! It sounded simple, but it's much harder than I thought it would be to come up with a nice card that only has one layer (that layer being the card base!).
this card by Allee. She used some layers, but I adapted it to be just the card base!
I used masking, brayering and sponging for this card. I stamped the images from Come to Bethlehem in VersaMark on the Whisper White card, then embossed with silver embossing powder. Then I tore some scrap paper to have a curved edge and used it to cover the bottom portion of the card. I then brayered Marina Mist ink across the top portion. After that, I moved the mask down a bit and sponged some Sahara Sand ink across the top. I kept moving the paper down and sponging more ink to give a sand dune effect. Finally, to finish off the card, I tied some Whisper White organdy ribbon around it.
I'm pretty happy with how this card turned out. Hopefully the ladies in the swap will like it too!
Blessings to you,